How does Quicksand Work?

Quicksand isn’t as scary as the movies depict it. Simply, it is sand that has become super saturated with water, to the point that friction causes the sand grains to move around, not being able to support any weight. Most quicksand is found around beaches or swamps, not in deserts. At the most, quicksand is only a few feet deep and your body is capable of floating to the surface.